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Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce (Gluten Free)

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These Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce are the perfect, healthy, and easy meal for when you want to change up your dinner routine!

Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce on a plate

Every now and then it’s nice to switch up the dinner routine and make something fun and completely different. But if you’re like me, then you’ll agree that even when we venture out like that, a recipe still needs to be these three things: simple, fast and comfort food-status-delicious! Thankfully, these savory falafel waffles are a perfect option.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • These waffles are jam-packed with flavor like any traditional falafel, except that their texture is light and crispy with a soft, warm center, just as any waffle should be.
  • As a topping, we have a creamy, nutty tahini sauce that takes all of that flavor to the next level.
  • The cold and crunchy diced vegetables round things out, and you have an easy yet scrumptiously out of the ordinary dinner on the table in no time!

What is a Falafel Waffle?

  • These savory waffles are made with chickpea flour and is my take on falafel, just in waffle form! The bonus? They’re not fried like traditional falafel!

Looking for other vegan meal ideas? Then you have to try my:

How to Make Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce:

1. First, start heating your waffle iron. Then, in a small bowl combine the almond milk and lemon juice and set aside.  It will start to curdle, but don’t worry – this is what we want to happen!

2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.  Then, add the milk/lemon juice mixture as well as the oil and water.  Stir until all flour is incorporated and then set this waffle batter aside for 10 minutes.

3. In the meantime, make the tahini sauce by combining all six ingredients.  Stir until completely smooth and then set it aside, as well.

Tahini Sauce in a red bowl with a spoon

4. Next, lightly grease your heated waffle iron via oil-dipped pastry/basting brush, or by using good ol’ cooking spray. Then, add waffle batter to the iron until about 2/3 full.

Falafel waffle batter poured into a waffle iron

You’ll notice I surround my waffle iron with clean paper towels. This helps catch any oil or batter that may fly about during the waffle making process!

Lower the lid and let that waffle iron work it’s magic!  You want the waffles to be golden brown and crispy, which usually takes about 6-8 minutes in my iron.

5. While you wait, take this opportunity to chop some veggies for your topping.  I like cucumbers and tomato, but feel free to get creative! (A romaine based salad such as a Greek salad would be a delicious topping, as well.)

6. When the waffle is done, carefully remove it from the iron with a fork.  Repeat this process until all of the batter is transformed into golden falafel waffles. Just be sure to re-grease the iron before making each one!

Keep the waffles warm by placing them on a cooling rack-lined baking sheet in an oven heated to its lowest setting.

Keeping falafel waffles warm in an oven

7. When you’re ready to eat, drizzle your waffles with a good amount of Tahini Sauce.

Falafel Waffle with tahini sauce drizzled on top

Then add the chopped vegetables.

Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce on a plate

That’s all there is to it! Delicious, soul-warming Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce. I hope you love them as much as we do!

Top Tips for Making Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce:

  • Don’t have the ingredients for the Tahini Sauce on hand? No worries! Store bought hummus makes a great substitute.  Or, you can whip up my recipe for Garlicy Homemade Hummus!
  • Not eating all of these waffles at once? No problem! You can store them in the fridge and pop in the microwave or warm oven to reheat. You can even freeze them waffles to eat at a later date.
  • My favorite toppings for this recipe are tomato and cucumber, but you can try adding chopped onion, shredded cabbage, or olives too!

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance.

Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce (Gluten Free)

Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce

Every now and then it's nice to switch up the dinner routine and make something fun and completely different - these savory falafel waffles are perfect for this!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Falafel Waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 waffles

Ingredients

Falafel Waffles

  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Original Almond Milk
  • 2 Tb. Fresh or Bottled Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Garbanzo Bean Flour (120 g)
  • 1/2 cup Regular or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (76 g or 68 g)
  • 1/4 cup Dried Parsley
  • 3 tsp. Cumin
  • 1  1/2 tsp. Powdered Onion
  • 1  1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp. Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. Coriander
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tb. Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • Topping: Veggies such as Tomato and Cucumber chopped

Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Fresh or Bottled Lemon Juice
  • 2  1/2 tsp. Granulated Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Warm Water

Instructions

  • First, start heating your waffle iron. Then, in a small bowl combine the almond milk and lemon juice and set aside.  It will start to curdle, but don't worry - this is what we want to happen!
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.  Then, add the milk/lemon juice mixture as well as the oil and water.  Stir until all flour is incorporated and then set this waffle batter aside for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the tahini sauce by combining all six ingredients.  Stir until completely smooth and then set it aside, as well.
  • Next, lightly grease your heated waffle iron via oil-dipped pastry/basting brush, or by using good ol' cooking spray. Then, add waffle batter to the iron until about 2/3 full.
  • Lower the lid and let that waffle iron work it's magic!  You want the waffles to be golden brown and crispy, which usually takes about 6-8 minutes in my iron.
  • While you wait, take this opportunity to chop some veggies for your topping.
  • When the waffle is done, carefully remove it from the iron with a fork.  Repeat this process until all of the batter is transformed into golden falafel waffles. Just be sure to re-grease the iron before making each one!
  • Keep the waffles warm by placing them on a cooling rack-lined baking sheet in an oven heated to its lowest setting.
  • When you're ready to eat, drizzle your waffles with a good amount of Tahini Sauce and add the chopped vegetables.

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Notes

  • Don't have the ingredients for the Tahini Sauce on hand? No worries! Store bought hummus makes a great substitute.  Or, you can whip up my recipe for Garlicy Homemade Hummus!
  • Not eating all of these waffles at once? No problem! You can store them in the fridge and pop in the microwave or warm oven to reheat. You can even freeze them waffles to eat at a later date.
  • My favorite toppings for this recipe are tomato and cucumber, but you can try adding chopped onion, shredded cabbage, or olives too!
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Comments

Kristen

5 stars
These waffles and sauce were great! I cooked them in my waffle iron for 10 min on the highest setting and they were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I also didnt need to grease the waffle iron due to it being ceramic. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for this, Kristen! So glad you liked the recipe. Sounds like I need a ceramic waffle iron! 🙂

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